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Book review: Mull's 'Dragonwatch' captivates with fantastical world, action

"DRAGONWATCH," by Brandon Mull, Shadow Mountain, $18.99, 384 pages (f) (ages 8-11)

March 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News | Hot Topics

The Clean Cut: Watch the first five minutes of the all-new 'Tangled Before Ever After'

If you thought “Tangled” ended with a happy ever after, think again.

March 04, 2017 | Herb Scribner Web Team | Hot Topics

5 interesting facts about the Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards kicks off on Sunday, starting at 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time, from Los Angeles.

February 25, 2017 | Herb Scribner Web Team | Hot Topics

Teach about African-American history with these 14 children's books

February is African-American History Month, closely following the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday in January.

February 11, 2017 | Michelle Garrett Bulsiewicz Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: 'Rise of Fire' abandons quest, enters politics and concludes duology

"RISE OF FIRE," by Sophie Jordan, HarperCollins, $17.99, 304 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

February 06, 2017 | Tara Creel Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: 'Jed and the Junkyard War' is fast-paced, junk-filled adventure

"JED AND THE JUNKYARD WAR" by Steven Bohls, Disney-Hyperion, $16.99, 298 pages (f) (ages 9-12)

January 21, 2017 | Tara Creel Deseret News | Hot Topics

13 winter tips from Canadians to keep you warm and safe this winter

I grew up where winters got snowy and icy, but things hardly ever dropped to be below negative degrees. That’s certainly not the case in some parts of the world. Thankfully, our frozen Canadian, Russian, and Scandinavian friends on Reddit are willing to share the tips and tricks to staying warm even with wind-chill.

January 09, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Holiday cheese ball two ways

With New Year’s Eve ahead to finish off the holiday season, coming up with one more appetizer to share can be something of a hassle. However, these quick cheese balls, made on the spot or a few days ahead, are a perfect party food.

December 29, 2016 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics

7 ways to fail at your resolutions

It’s the week after Christmas — is your pen poised over paper, like mine, itching to write down those New Year’s resolutions? Before you do, let’s make absolute certain those goals are as unachievable as possible. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. I have over 35 years of experience when it comes to unachievable goals. So let’s get started, shall we?

December 29, 2016 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics

The value of a remodeling budget, part 2

In our last column, we discussed the necessity of creating a realistic budget for a remodeling project and that the design and the budget must be properly aligned. We noted that the budget conversation must begin in the first design meeting and continue throughout the process of both design and construction.

December 26, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

Book review: 'Kennedy’s Hugs' shares a message of faith, optimism and love amid trials.

"KENNEDY'S HUGS," by Jason and Heather Hansen, Cedar Fort, $17.99, 352 pages (nf)

December 12, 2016 | Lauren McAfee Deseret News | Hot Topics

3 necessary budget questions to consider before embarking on a home remodeling project

Unless money is no object, having a budget is a critical component to every remodeling project. The time to talk about a project’s budget begins with the first design meeting and should continue in some form throughout the design and construction process.

December 10, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics

5 steps to better meal planning

Meal prep is all the rage, but is there good reason for this rage? Yes, there is. Taking a bit of time at the beginning of the week can set you up to save time, money and your sanity during the busy week. Here are five easy tips to make your meal plan work for you and to simplify the process.

December 08, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde | Hot Topics

Trump’s Muslim registry that isn’t

The first thing to know about Donald Trump's alleged proposal for a Muslim registry is that it isn't a Muslim registry. This has been lost in a freak-out that has some brave souls already promising acts of civil disobedience to disrupt and overwhelm the prospective registry.

December 05, 2016 | By Rich Lowry Syndicated Columnist | Hot Topics

Extend holiday gratitude all year round

Reciting a polite “thank you” is one of the first social expectations that parents teach their children. We all know how to answer the question, “What do you say?” when an adult raises an eyebrow and waits for that thankful response. However, the ability to deliver a well-timed and rehearsed “thank you” is not the same as exhibiting genuine gratitude.

December 03, 2016 | Malissa Morrell | Hot Topics

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Finding common ground on the National Endowment for the Arts

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, which has predictably sparked a great deal of outrage among the ...

March 29, 2017 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Hot Topics

Sweet potato breakfast burritos that can be frozen for a quick bite later

This sweet potato breakfast burrito recipe is quick to prepare and the burritos can be safely frozen for up to one month. The zucchini and ...

March 23, 2017 | Micah Klug Deseret News | Hot Topics

Comics’ sweeping graphic novel 'Prince Valiant' turns 80

Before television, when most films were still black and white, the Sunday comics were an oasis of color in a Depression-era gray world.

March 16, 2017 | Brian M. Kane, provided by King Features Deseret News | Hot Topics

The value of a handwritten letters, with excerpts from those by Louisa May Alcott, Winston Churchill

Many of us are fortunate enough to possess letters written by great-grandparents, perhaps by ancestors who lived in a country we have never seen, or ...

March 15, 2017 | Susan McCloud Deseret News | Hot Topics

What is America’s top fast food item?

Americans love their fast food.

March 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner Web Team | Hot Topics

Watch: Ariana Grande, John Legend star in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ cover music video

As the "Beauty and the Beast" reboot gets closer and closer to release, the promotional surprises just keep coming.

March 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner Web Team | Hot Topics

10 lessons nutrition experts have learned

You may think of nutritionists and dietitians as the food police. Many healthy lifestyle gurus and fad diet promoters may lead you to think this ...

March 11, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde | Hot Topics

Japanese couple married 37 years taking over Instagram with daily matching outfit posts

JAPAN — For one Japanese couple, true love means matching outfits.

March 09, 2017 | Jessica Ivins | Hot Topics

Secrets of the exceptionally lucky

When Jessica Robinson was in the second grade, her teacher held a weekly drawing for a small prize.

March 09, 2017 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics


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